EH Smith recently held a fundraising day at its Enderby, Leicester branch, encouraging local builders, plumbers, decorators and other trades to raise money to help make the dreams of some of Leicestershire’s most poorly children come true. The event, in aid of Regent Road, Leicester-based charity Wishes 4 Kids, raised more than £700.
During the day, customers at EH Smith competed for a golf day at the Forest of Arden club, a range of tech gadgets and games such as an iPad and Football Table, and Amazon Kindle Fire, shopping vouchers, steel-capped safety boots, Porotherm Tool Kit and even a silent auction for a £1,000 patio kit.
Wishes 4 Kids was created to grant a wish for children and youngsters in Leicestershire who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas, have suffered major abuse or are diagnosed as HIV positive.
EH Smith’s Darren Moore, who helped organise the day, said: “The day was fantastic. We had a lot of support from some of our key suppliers providing us with an array of brilliant raffle prizes. All members of staff got involved too and worked together to make the day a huge success and lots of fun.
“I know how hard Wishes4Kids work to support families with sick children and I was overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our suppliers and our customers from the Leicestershire building community. All in all, it was a great day and with a fantastic amount raised for a very worthwhile cause.”